leukaemia
chiefly British variant of leukemia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Leukaemia — Leu*k[ae] mi*a (l[ u]*k[=e] m[i^]*[.a]), n. Leucocyth[ae]mia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leukaemia — alternative spelling of LEUKEMIA (Cf. leukemia) …   Etymology dictionary

  • leukaemia — is the spelling for the disease in BrE, and leukemia in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • leukaemia — (US leukemia) ► NOUN ▪ a malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal white cells, suppressing the production of normal blood cells. DERIVATIVES leukaemic… …   English terms dictionary

  • leukaemia — n. any of a group of malignant diseases in which the bone marrow and other blood forming organs produce increased numbers of certain types of white blood cells (leucocyte). Overproduction of these white cells, which are immature or abnormal forms …   Medical dictionary

  • leukaemia — n. 1) to develop leukaemia 2) to have, suffer from leukaemia 3) acute leukaemia * * * [l(j)uː kiːmɪə] acute leukaemia to develop leukaemia to have. suffer from leukaemia …   Combinatory dictionary

  • leukaemia — n. any of a group of malignant diseases in which the bone marrow and other blood forming organs produce increased numbers of certain types of white blood cells (leucocytes). Overproduction of these white cells, which are immature or abnormal… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • leukaemia — (= leukemia (USA) ) Malignant neoplasia of leucocytes. Several different types are recognized according to the stem cell that has been affected, and several virus induced leukaemias are known (eg. that caused by feline leukaemia virus). Both… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • leukaemia — (BrE) (AmE leukemia) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ childhood ▪ acute, chronic VERB + LEUKAEMIA/LEUKEMIA ▪ have, suffer from …   Collocations dictionary

  • leukaemia — [[t]luki͟ːmiə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Leukaemia is a disease of the blood in which the body produces too many white blood cells. (in AM, use leukemia) …   English dictionary

  • leukaemia — Leuchaemia Leu*ch[ae] mi*a (l[ u]*k[=e] m[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. leyko s white + a i^ma blood.] (Med.) See {Leucocyth[ae]mia}. {Leu*ch[ae]m ic} (l[ u]*k[e^]m [i^]k), a. [Written also {leuk[ae]mia}, {leuk[ae]mic}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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